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by the rise and fall of jesse jackson, jr., and that's where we're going to start. the former illinois democratic congressman is going to prison. today he pleaded guilty to taking $750,000 in campaign funds for personal use. items such as a $43,000 rolex, fur capes, and memorabilia from michael jackson and bruce lee. the list goes on and most of it so ridiculous. outside of the courtroom, jackson said tell everybody back home i'm sorry. he could spend up to four years nine months in prison. he is scheduled to be sentenced on june 28th. so what happens to his snaet >> next tuesday voters will go to the poll to select his replacement. it is a primary so the democratic candidate is likely to be a shoe in. the super pac spending a reported $2 billion to defeat debbie halvorson. here is one of the adds. >> halvorson received an a-plus rating from the nra. debbie halvorson's record more guns in the hands of criminals. >> halvorson who lost to jackson in last year's primary says it's ridiculous that bloomberg is trying to buy the race. she posted that quote . . . and we're g
jackson jr. pleaded guilty to misuse of campaign funds. it looks like he and his wife will be spending some time in prison. very sad to see his career ruined like that. florida governor rick scott now says that he loves medicaid and the pentagon announced yesterday, because of the sequester, it is ready to furlough 800,000 civilian pentagon employees around the world. that hurts! all of that and a whole lot more. but first let's find out what's really going on. lisa ferguson's got it. today's current news update. she joins us from los angeles. good morning lisa. >> good morning, bill. another light day for the president today. he's taking some meetings from the white house. first up is his usual daily briefing from the oval office. then he's meeting with his senior advisers and later this afternoon, president obama will record a radio interview with al sharpton joe madison and yolanda adams all in the oval office. >>> a surprising change coming from florida. governor rick scott has announced he will back medicare expansion in the state. president obama's affordable care act requires al
on on the republican party. and then david jackson will be joining us from the white house to tell us why white house. >> reporter: s are all upset today -- why. >> reporter: s the republican party has found their savior. she's going to save them. >> on this tuesday other headlines making news, burger king had itself a whopper of a problem yesterday. the fast food chain's twitter account got hacked and made the company look like it had been bought by mcdonald's. then tweeted several obscene and ridiculous items before twitter suspended the account. mcdonald's tweeted it had emphasized with the competitor and assured the public it had nothing to do with the hacking. burger king has yet to release a statement. they're staying silent. >> it was pretty ridiculous. and i don't know how it went on for as long as it did. i mean it was a span of a couple of hours yesterday. i mean you would think that -- publications had time to write stories about the fact that mcdonald's -- that burger burger king's account had been hacked. so in the time it knock for that to happen, they couldn't get it to stop. >> hillar
the headlines, way inside. (vo) from the underworld, to the world of privilege. >> everyone in michael jackson's life was out to use him. (vo) no one brings you more documentaries that are real, gripping, current. >> tomorrow, president obama will deliver his state of the union address where he's expected to layout an ambitious second term agenda. we might get an indication of whether or not he can pass that when the senate votes tomorrow on his defense secretary nominee, chuck headachele, the first nomination fight of the president's second term. while he's one of them, he sided with the democrats on the iraq war, leading to a major falling out with his one time friend, senator john mccain. >> for then senator hagel to see he'll let history be the judge he was there and involved. he knows he's wrong on the basis of what happens. >> you saw the hearing know his record, are you going to support him for defense secretary? >> i will see the rest of the answers to his questions, but certainly i have very grave concerns. >> it's not just john mccain, senator lindsey graham probably won't vote for h
. >> everyone in michael jackson's life was out to use him. (vo) no one brings you more documentaries that are real, gripping, current. [ music ] >> this is "the bill press show" >> bill: all right. now 25 minutes after the hour. president obama a very powerful state of the union speech. how did marco rubio do. let's talk about that, too. yes watch marco rubio. i just watched enough to know that i think all of the advance height about what a great job marco rupe rubio was going to do sort of fell flat last night. to me, he looked nervous. he looked not ready for prime time. >> yeah. >> bill: he looked stiff. and he certainly was -- >> thirsty >> bill: thirsty. what will be remembered most about his speech was i have never seen anybody do this. he is live on camera talking, and he takes a break without even saying excuse me just a second. reaches over off camera like this, grabs a bottle of water and then takes a stip without even saying excuse me and then puts the bottle back and then continues talking. amateur hour. i think he joins the ranks of chris
you steer it toward iran? what a line-up we've got for you today. david jackson from "usa today" will be joining us later already at work at the white house. sheldon whitehouse, new senator from rhode island just re-elected, will be here in studio with us. and we're very excited. we have a lot of, you know, top flight politicians and analysts and political commentators. we've never had a sports celebrity in studio today. but he's here today. he is here today from the ravens. now wait a minute, i want to get my cheat sheet here. here it is. my cheat sheet. brendan ayanbadejo. >> you got it right! >> you got it, boss. >> bill: linebacker for the ravens going to be in. he raised a little dust last week when he said what we need is a gay jackie robinson in professional football so everybody can get over it. >> he's a super bowl champion. >> bill: absolutely. looking forward to that. he will be in with us in the studio as well. president obama says it is time to raise the minimum wage. guess what john boehner says. but first... >> this is the "full court press." >> other stuff you ne
the democratic primary in the special election held for jesse jackson jr's old house seat yesterday. she beat debbie halvorson 52-25. kelley thanked supporters and acknowledged how big an issue gun control was in her victory. >> you sent a message that was heard around our state, and across the nation. >> that's right! [ cheers ] >> a message that tells the nra that their days of holding our country hostage are coming to an end. [ cheers and applause ] >> michael: with me again tonight is james warren of "the new york daily news," who has been covering this story. jim, you can't get enough of the war room can you? >> better now that you see my ugly face than last night just hearing my terrible not even fit for talk radio voice. >> michael: listen halvorson allewded to the $2.2 million that bloomberg's super pac spent on the case. how big of impact was that? >> absolutely. first of all it was probably more than that. in a very short special election primary with a fragmented field, there ultimately were 15 candidates yesterday, all of them with very little money, to have this
, to the world of privilege. >> everyone in michael jackson's life was out to use him. (vo) no one brings you more documentaries that are real, gripping, current. >> jennifer: we're back inside "the war room." i'm jennifer granholm. the g.o.p.-controlled judiciary committee of the house kicked off immigration hearings today. at issue was the 11 million undocumented immigrants who are residing in the u.s. republicans who lost big with latinos in november know they've got to pass some reform to make them look more inclusive. but judicialary committee chairman bob good dlatte didn't sound like he was in any kind of rush. >> i think everyone yeses that our nation's immigration system is in desperate need of repair. and it is not working as efficiently and fairly as it should be. the american people and members of congress have a lot of questions about about our legal immigration system should work and lots of questions go why our immigration laws haven't always been sufficiently enforceed. >> jennifer: democrats like our next guest illinois congressman luis gutierrez are pushing for a swift path
l. jackson wears it backwards. why can't dan? >> exactly. >> maybe it's the same person. >> turn it back around. >> bill: and then there is cyprian boulding. what's he wearing today? does he have his redskins hat on again? >> no. not after the super bowl. he is going to get a little bit of a grace period, i think, in between seasons. >> yeah. maybe he will start wearing his national gear now that we are close to baseball season. >> bill: so yesterday, a lot going on here in washington, d.c. the president started his day at the prayer breakfast, which he saluted as a grand tradition. i have some other thoughts about that. but the president saluted it as a grand tradition for politicians here in washington, d.c. >> says something being it but every year in times of triumph and in tragedy n calm and in crisis we come together not as democrats or republicans but as brothers and sisters and as children of god. >> bill: and the president pointed out, you know that ol' story about the christians who walk out of church and start stabbing each other in th
's agenda, actually lisa jackson or whoever is the head of epa existing power plants? >> of course. shame on me for not mentioning that. >> that's a rule that will come through epa. it will be introduced. it's a rule that will regulate the green house gas emissions, the carbon xloouings that comes from power plants and refineries across the country. over the last couple of years, we have been able to secure the retirement of about 135 existing power plants mostly because those power plants don't have modern pollution controls for mercury, soot, smog. they can't compete with clean energy sources. so this lull would help us. >> bill: all of these things are actions that the president kate take and should take independent of any action of congress? can't filibuster these actions? >> no. what is coming up on sunday then on the mall here in washington? >> sunday will be the largest rally on climate change in u.s. history. the first buses will be leaving from nebraska where this pipeline would go through. i have been talking with chapters and activists fro
the underworld, to the world of privilege. >> everyone in michael jackson's life was out to use him. (vo) no one brings you more documentaries that are real, gripping, current. [ music ] >> this is "the full court press: the bill press show," live on your radio and on current tv. >> bill: here we go now 25 minutes after the hour nobody knows the foreign policy issues better, more in depth than joe ciriycone from the plow shares fund. you can find out all of the rest of the stuff plow shares is working on at their website, ploughshares.org. english spelling. we were talking about the chuck hagel and what he might do with the defense budget. i mean there are cuts coming for sure. can defense department survive that? >> it continual you heard leon pan ittetetta say it would be traumatic for the defense department. sequestration is almost certainly going to happen. but there is an upside that it forces choices. there are some turkeys there that are now probably going to get killed. one of them in particular is the plutoneian fuel plant, lindsey graham's home state that
primary to take jesse jackson's seat out in chicago. there were like 13 candidates. the two leading ones, debbie halverson was expected to win hands down. she was a former member of congress. she was 100% nra. blomberg gets involved, supports somebody nobody ever heard of, robin kelly who is willing to take on the nra who is pro-gun safety and robin kelly wins and robin kelly is the new member of congress from chicago. it wouldn't have happened without michael bloomberg. i want to say today, you know, hey, mike, great job! we need more people like you who will stand up and fight for the things you believe in and put your own money on the line. what do you say? michael bloomberg. ready to give him some props here? 1-866-55-press. >> announcer: this is the "bill press show." for true stories. with award winning documentaries that take you inside the headlines. real, gripping, current. documentaries... on current tv. the bar harbor bake is really worth trying. [ male announcer ] get more during red lobster's lobsterfest. with the year's largest selection for true stories. wi
. (vo) from the underworld, to the world of privilege. >> everyone in michael jackson's life was out to use him. (vo) no one brings you more documentaries that are real, gripping, current. >> chatting with you live at current.com/billpress. this is the"full-court press." >> 33 minutes after the hour. how about it on a friday friday february 22nd. this is the full court press. we are coming to you live from our nation's capitol, brought to you today by the united steel workers and their great, cloufshl out spoken international president, leo gerard, north america's largest industrial union rep precepting over 1.2 million active and retired members. find out more about their good work at usw, usw.org. hear friend of bill's with us brad woodhouse, his day job at the dnc. bless you. >> pardon me. >> only time i ever sneezed on the air in my entire broadcasting career, but i could feel it coming here. >> nothing you can do. >> nothing you can do about it that. >> all right. the super bowl academy awards. there are some great films, ann hornaday is the film cr
rep jesse jackson, jr. she won a primary election in chicago helped by some support from new york city mayo michael bloomberg. the district has long been dominated by democrats. i will know will hold a general election april 9th. senator marco rubio is courting wall street. politico is reporting the g.o.p. senator has recently met with high-finance execs including goldman sachs bar c.i.a.s, blackstone and kkr. more bill press coming up after the break. stay with us. people with sore throats have something new to say. ahh ! mmm ! ahh ! finally, there's cepacol sensations. serious sore throat medicine seriously great taste. plus the medicine lasts long after the lozenge is gone. ahh ! mmm ! cepacol sensations. 13450uz broadcasting across the nation on your radio and on current tv this is "the bill press show." >> pat robertson says, watch out for demons. demons that could be attached on the sweater you buy at a thrift store. never thought about that. did you? good morning. good morning, everybody. it is wednesday, february 27th. great to see you today
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